New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Author: Michael Sharp
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Sharp
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. *Cry at the start of a vote : FAVOR
6. Tree in California : PALM
10. Soulful Redding : OTIS
14. Duane ___ (New York City pharmacy chain) : READE
15. Land west of the Pacific : ASIA
16. "This is terrible!" : OHNO
17. Greased : OILED
18. "Believe" singer, 1999 : CHER
19. Liberals, with "the" : LEFT
20. *"Soon enough, my friend" : GOODTIME
22. Big mess : SNAFU
24. "Bien ___!" : SUR
25. Former "S.N.L." comic Gasteyer : ANA
26. French theologian who wrote "Sic et Non" : ABELARD
28. Jean Sibelius, for one : FINN
29. Seat of Albany County, Wyo. : LARAMIE
30. Biggie ___ (rapper a k a Notorious B.I.G.) : SMALLS
33. Bennett of "What's My Line?" : CERF
34. "Am ___ risk?" : IAT
35. Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
36. *As a package : ONE
37. Old man: Ger. : ALTE
38. Here, in Juárez : ACA
39. Bomber type : BTEN
41. More agile : SPRYER
43. Relinquish, as arms : LAYDOWN
45. Move from site to site? : SURF
46. Hall of TV fame : ARSENIO
47. Oslo Accords party, for short : PLO
48. One way to sway : FRO
51. Many a Justin Bieber fan : TWEEN
52. *Completely imagined : YOURHEAD
54. Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
55. Kirk's foe in a "Star Trek" sequel : KHAN
57. Lofty dwelling : AERIE
58. Unadulterated : PURE
59. Alveoli site : LUNG
60. "I love you," in a telenovela : TEAMO
61. Sacred chests : ARKS
62. Tense : EDGY
63. Poker phrase ... or what's needed to complete the answers to the six starred clues : ALLIN
1. Aristophanes comedy, with "The" : FROGS
2. Alphabetic pentad : AEIOU
3. Bravery : VALOR
4. Took too much : ODED
5. Common North American hawk : REDTAIL
6. Iconic chomper : PACMAN
7. New York stadium eponym : ASHE
8. Taradiddle : LIE
9. Classic candy with nougat : MARSBAR
10. "How lu-u-uxurious!" : OOLALA
11. *Top-rated TV series of 1971-76 : THEFAMILY
12. Madden : INFURIATE
13. Lush : SOT
21. Quaint lodgings : INNS
23. Brand of 45-Down balls : NERF
26. Direction at sea : ALEE
27. Block : DETER
28. Pass muster : FLY
30. Where "Otello" premiered, with "La" : SCALA
31. General played by Fonda (in 1976), Peck (1977) and Olivier (1982) : MACARTHUR
32. *To be expected : ADAYSWORK
33. MSNBC competitor : CNN
36. Vintner's prefix : OENO
37. Terrier's sound : ARF
39. Exemplar of dryness : BONE
40. Glimmer : TWINKLE
41. U.S.S. Enterprise helmsman : SULU
42. How some wages are calculated : PRORATA
44. Popular tractors : DEERES
45. See 23-Down : SPONGY
48. Untamed : FERAL
49. Sam who directed "Drag Me to Hell" : RAIMI
50. Classic theater : ODEON
52. Masculine side : YANG
53. Cad : HEEL
54. Where the robed are rubbed : SPA
56. Movie for which Patricia Neal won Best Actress : HUD

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